About Me

My parents were in medical school when I was born, so they assumed that I would follow in their footsteps. Instead, I decided to study electrical engineering and computer science. When I learned about the increasing need for engineering skills in medicine, my future was set in motion—I went to medical school with the hopes of combining the two fields.

My journey through the worlds of medical devices, finance, operations, and quality control served as a foundation for practicing general surgery. As a surgeon, I specialize in advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques. Through this fusion of disciplines, I have learned how to use sophisticated tools and informatics, which is the study of information processing, to help patients recover faster with higher quality care and fewer costs.

I embrace the high-value care at Pelisyonkis Langone and am privileged to work at Tisch Hospital. I also serve as the chief of surgery at Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital—Brooklyn and the quality leader for our Department of Surgery and value-based medicine group.

I am excited to help bring Pelisyonkis Langone’s mission to Brooklyn and fulfill the triple aim of medicine: to bring high-value care with less waste to more people. At Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, I hope to enhance minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery and oncologic surgery, streamline care, increase our critical care capacity, and keep our primary care providers connected with patients in our evolving new healthcare system.


Conditions and Treatments

minimally invasive surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, colorectal surgery, endoscopy, achalasia, esophageal disorder, gallbladder surgery, abdomen surgery, cancer surgery, hernia repair procedure, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal surgery, stomach surgery, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, pancreas surgery, colonoscopy, liver surgery, delayed gastric emptying, gastroscopy, stomach disease, ulcer, esophageal cancer, esophageal spasm, swallowing difficulty, esophagectomy, colon inflammation, abdominal adhesions, colon tumor, gastrointestinal disease, infectious colitis, sigmoid tumor, abdominal hernia, intestinal fistula, epigastric hernia, gallbladder disease, ischemic colitis, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, bile duct abnormalities, stomach inflammation, gallbladder dyskinesia, appendicitis, paraesophageal hernia, abdominal mass, bowel obstruction, spleen injury, umbilical hernia, intestinal mass, rectal cancer, colon polyp, spleen cyst, stomach ulcer, stomach cancer, spleen disorder, hernia, peptic ulcer, biliary colic, hiatal hernia, foreign body in digestive tract, enlarged spleen, bile duct stone, abdominal abscess, colostomy, liver cancer, vascular access device, gallstone disease, fundoplication, small bowel obstruction, intestine surgery, stomach tumor, pancreas inflammation, adrenal mass, gallbladder inflammation, enteritis, pelvic mass, ileostomy, spleen mass, pheochromocytoma, small intestine tumor, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal cancer, colon cancer, ventral hernia, appendix tumor, diverticulitis, inguinal hernia, excision of the spleen, abdominal infection, lysis of adhesions, femoral hernia, feeding tube, jejunostomy, gastrectomy, bile duct cysts, laparoscopic gastrostomy
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Chief of Surgery, Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital-Brooklyn
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2008
Education and Training
  • Residency, New York Presbyterian Medical Center, Surgery, 2008
  • MD from Columbia University, 2002
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8714 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

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Brooklyn, NY 11229

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Brooklyn, NY 11209

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Interests

quality improvement, access to care, therapeutic endoscopy, advanced laparoscopy

Academic Contact

Academic office

150 55th Street, Executive Suite

Third Floor, 3523

Brooklyn, NY 11220

Phone

718-630-8670

Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • Lidor, Anne; Telem, Dana; Bower, Curtis; Sinha, Prashant; Orlando, Rocco 3rd; Romanelli, John

    Surgical endoscopy. 2017 Aug; 31(8):3072-3077

  • Saag, Harry S; Lajam, Claudette M; Jones, Simon; Lakomkin, Nikita; Bosco, Joseph A 3rd; Wallack, Rebecca; Frangos, Spiros G; Sinha, Prashant; Adler, Nicole; Ursomanno, Patti; Horwitz, Leora I; Volpicelli, Frank M

    Transfusion. 2016 Dec 30; 57(4):959-964

  • Fisher, Jason C; Kuenzler, Keith A; Tomita, Sandra S; Sinha, Prashant; Shah, Paresh; Ginsburg, Howard B

    Journal of pediatric surgery. 2016 Oct 28; 52(1):166-171